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"Challenges of Lending to SMEs in the Pandemic: The Role of Canadian ALT Lenders"

Wednesday July 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Andreas Park, Associate Professor of Finance, Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga, Rotman School of Management

Julapa Jagtiani
Senior Economic Advisor and Economist, Supervision, Regulation, and Credit
Federal Reserve of Philadelphia View Presentation (pdf attached to email)

Neil Wechsler
Chair, Canadian Lenders Association & CEO, OnDeck Canada View Presentation (pdf attached to email)

Senator Colin Deacon, Independent Senator, Nova Scotia, Senate of Canada



A Survey of Fintech Research and Policy Discussion (Franklin Allen, Julapa Jagtiani and Xian Gu), Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Working Paper 20-21, June 2020

An Evaluation of the Paycheck Protection Program Using Administrative Payroll Microdata (David Autor, David Cho, Leland D. Crane, Mita Goldar, Byron Lutz, Joshua Montes, William B. Peterman, David Ratner, Daniel Villar, Ahu Yildirmaz) Preliminary, July 22, 2020

Ottawa rejects fintechs’ proposal for distributing COVID-19 aid for businesses

Why governments should include fintech lenders to deliver support during COVID-19

FundThrough commits $10 million to help small businesses after federal government rejects FinTech COVID-19 relief proposals


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